Friday, July 31, 2009

July 31 2009

Moon in Sagittarius was trine The Sun at 5:51 am PDT and will be opposite Mars exact at 4:21 pm PDT. Likely a mixture of easy going harmony early in the day, with an edge after noon. Venus is in the orb of opposite Pluto for the next few days; compulsions, resentments, impulsiveness in the realm of relationships may "just" tend to happen. Be careful with the one(s) you love. We may be quite sure of how we feel today, emotions and all, but are we sure that is how things are, or are we just sure of our feelings? Are we annoyed when others don't respond to our charms and persuasions in the way we desire?

Today's Birthcard is the Ten of Hearts, a Jupiter implementation of a Mars core, with a Jack of Clubs inside and a Five of Spades outside. Jane Fonda, Frank Zappa, Harpo Marx, Pablo Picasso, Wesley Snipes, Dinah Washington, J. K. Rowling, Charlie Parker, Ingrid Bergman, Michael Jackson, and Phil Donahue are various examples of expression of this Card.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

July 30 2009

Moon starts off Void of Course today after sweeping square the Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune trio and trine Uranus in the wee hours before Dawn. Any dreams remembered? As usual, on Moon VOC mornings, extra stimulants may not have the desired effect, but may kick in doubly so this afternoon when the Moon enters Sagittarius at 1:01 pm PDT. Moon will be trine Juno exact at 9:32 pm PDT. After restless dreams, a morning needing more rest, and almost falling asleep during lunch, the day should pick up quite nicely; a Juno trine may lend itself to good feelings about belonging, being connected, stable. Just be aware of being too rigid relative to others and the world in general. Mercury is in the orb of opposite the Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune trio, and will be replacing the harmonious Venus with a bit of a kick in regards to our dreamy ideals for the next couple of days.

The Birthcard today is the Jack of Hearts, a Venus expression of a Jupiter core, a source card with the same inside and outside, all JH all the time. Ivan Pavlov, Charles De Gaulle, Lisa Kudrow, Ahnold the Governator, Henry Ford, Olivia Newton John, David Sanborn, T.S. Elliot, Terry Gilliam, Uri Geller, Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis, George Gershwin, and rumor has it, Goethe, are various expressions of this Card.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

July 29 2009

Moon in Scorpio will be in a mini-grand trine today, trine Vesta exact at 12:39 pm PDT and sextile Saturn exact at 4:03 pm PDT. Mom and Apple Pie, things of the home, responsibilities and connections to them may be felt in a good light today. The Goddess in any or all her guises may show in ways unexpected.

The Birthcard today is the Queen of Hearts, a double Neptune with a Ten of Spades inside and a Nine of Clubs outside. Lyndon Johnson, Jennifer Beals, Goldie Hawn, Rene Magritte, Anita Roddick, Christopher Reeve, Edith Piaf, Barbara Walters, Johnny Carson, Will Smith, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and rumor has it, Voltaire, all share this Birthcard.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

July 28 2009 Moon First Quarter

Moon in Scorpio starts off the day sextile Pluto exact at 6:03 am PDT and will be square The Sun exact at 3:00 pm PDT. A good morning to talk about deeper meanings of Life, the Universe and Everything. There may be a bit of a vibe of the charming, hedonistic, self indulgent variety; but the Pluto sextile and the Sun square may well provide just the nudge or kick to keep things real, so to speak. A chance of dreamy ideals with new or surprise twists, as Venus is just passing trine the Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune trio, and square Uranus; and will be in the orb for a few more days.

Today's Birthcard is the powerful King of Hearts, a Mars expression of a Mercury core, with a Two of Clubs inside, and a Nine of Spades outside. This is the Birthcard of Brad Pitt, Christina Aguilera, Joe Biden, Steven Spielberg, Betty Grable, Dick Smothers, Robert Byrd, Beatrix Potter, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Timothy Leary, Lee de Forest, Jim Henson, Annette Funicello, Bobby Kennedy, Lena Horne, Stuart Wilde, Franz Liszt, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Linda Eastman McCartney, and rumor has it, Martin Luther.

Monday, July 27, 2009

July 27 2009

Moon in Libra will be sextile Mercury exact at 7:47 am PDT, then makes a nice grand trine with Venus and the Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune trio sweeping exact from 5ish till 7:54 pm PDT when she goes Moon Void of Course till the early hours next day. Good articulation and communication of feeling likely this morning. Any sense of heaviness that may have been lingering should be lifting today, just be aware that going it alone is not always the answer.

The Birthcard today is the Ace of Clubs, a Mercury expression of a Venus core, paired with the Two of Hearts. It is one of two pairs of Cards that trade places back and forth within each pair. Various incarnational expressions of this Card are Arthur Fiedler, Kenny Werner, Calvin Klein, Alfred Nobel, Jodie Foster, James Garfield, Sean Connery, Slim Pickens, Jack Welch, John Coltrane, Claudia Schiffer, Indira Gandhi, Ray Charles, Dick Cavett, Meg Ryan, and rumor has it Augustus Caesar. Ironically, the character played by Jodie Foster in the Movie "Contact", Ellie Harroway, had this same Birthcard (a different Birthday, but the same Birthcard). The Archetypes have their ways, it seems.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

July 26 2009

Moon in Libra was square Pluto and sextile The Sun overnight, opposite Juno exact at 5:06 am PDT, and will be trine Mars exact at 4:24 pm PDT. Venus is trine the Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune trio. Today may well be a good day to do something constructive in partnership. There may be some fears; but The Sun, while still in the orb, is pulling away from conjunct the south node.

The Birthcard today is the Two of Clubs, a Uranus implementation of a Saturn core, with an Ace of Spades inside and a King of Hearts outside. Aldous Huxley, Arthur C. Clarke, Mel Brooks, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Gilda Radner, Ashley Montagu, Tom Petty, Sandra Bullock, Aldous Huxley, Carl Jung, Alan Sheppard, Bela Lugosi, Margaret Mead, Stanley Kubrick, Wynonna Judd, Benny Goodman, Jane Austen, Mick Jagger, and Segolene Royal all share this Birthcard.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

July 25 2009

How were your dreams? Moon finishes up in Virgo conjunct Saturn before dawn, square Venus exact at 10:01 am PDT, and opposite Uranus exact by 4:14 pm PDT when she goes Moon Void of Course till 10:25 pm PDT. Then she enters Libra in search of balance. A vibe with the flavors of change, challenges, choices may be in the air today, and a distinct lack of mojo later in the day. Just chill, go see a good Arthouse Movie tonight. Conversations along the lines of "we need to talk" may happen again today, as Moon lights up the passing Venus/Saturn square.

The Birthcard today is the Three of Clubs, a Saturn implementation of a Mars core, with a Five of Diamonds inside and a King of Diamonds outside. Recognizable names of incarnations expressing through this Birthcard include Freeman Dyson, J. Paul Getty, Auguste Lumiere, Helen Keller, Rock Hudson, Bob Hope, John Adams, Howard Dean, JFK, Martin Scorsese, Gustav Holst, H. G. Wells, Bill Murray, and rumor has it, Nero.

Friday, July 24, 2009

July 24 2009

Moon in Virgo will be square Mars exact at 10:44 am PDT. See prior posts about slower moving heavenly bodies. There is a possibility of a bit of an edge, both mentally and emotionally; good to channel creative, grandiose ideas. Stay flexible.

The Birthcard today is the Four of Clubs, a Mars expression of a Jupiter core, with a Five of Clubs inside and a Six of Hearts outside. Examples of this Birthcard include Spike Jones, Claude Debussy, Pearl Buck, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Pierre Trudeau, Amelia Earhart, Karl Gauss, Werner Von Braun, Sophia Loren, George C. Scott, Tori Amos, Ray Bradbury, Ian Flemming, John-David, Bella Abzug, Upton Sinclair, Thomas Moore, and rumor has it, Nostradamus.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

July 23 2009

Moon finishes up in Leo sextile Venus a bit before Dawn PDT, then sweeps opposite the Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune trio ending at 1:28 pm PDT when she goes Moon Void of Course till 8:23 pm PDT. Then, she enters Virgo and will be trine Pluto exact at 10:23 pm PDT. Warm fuzzies this morning, get your fill as there is a possibility of more childhood stuff showing up by mid day. Another good afternoon and evening to chill and watch a good Arthouse Flick. Deep and intense emotions may appear this evening, not necessarily over the top, just deep as in good for exploring them. Likely a curious, inquisitive, maybe even restless vibe in the air.

The Birthcard of the day is the Five of Clubs, a Mercury expression of a Saturn core, with a Five of Hearts inside and a Four of Clubs outside. Hubert Humphrey, Rene Descartes, Rachel Carson, Andrew Carnegie, Cesar Chavez, George Orwell, Beverly D'Angelo, Rita Hayworth, Princess Margaret, Ziggy Marley, Twiggy, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Christopher Dodd, Herb Alpert, Petula Clark, Dick Van Dyke, Arthur Miller, Evel Knievel, Wilt Chamberlain, Kenny Rogers, Al Gore, and rumor has it, Descartes, are incarnational examples of the 5C.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

July 22 2009

Moon in Leo will be sextile Mars exact at 8:04 am PDT and conjunct Mercury exact at 11:58 am PDT. With the Mercury/Mars sextile being lit up with feeling by the Moon; communication, ideas, concepts may have a bit of a zing of passion. Today in particular, it would be good to take the higher, deeper path of intuition; rather than stick to the illusionary structure the familiar "law and order" or dogmatic mindset.

The Birthcard today is the Six of Clubs, a Neptune implementation of a Saturn core, with an Eight of Spades inside and a Two of Diamonds outside. Benjamon Harrison, James Monroe, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Yanni, Condoleezza Rice, Aaron Copeland, John Wayne, Rose Kennedy, Tim Robbins, Ann-Margret, Ambrose Bierce, Connie Francis, Dionne Warwick, Jessica Alba, Lady Montagu, Ron Paul, Angela Lansbury, Greta Garbo, Hunter S. Thompson, Noah Webster, Norman Cousins, Warren Beatty, Frank Sinatra, and John Glenn are various incarnations expressing through this Birthcard.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

July 21 2009 New Moon; Solar Eclipse

Moon finishes up at home in Cancer today opposite Lilith Moon exact at 7:57 am PDT, trine Uranus exact at 2:51 pm PDT, then conjunct The Sun exact at 7:35 pm PDT for the Solar Eclipse. Then she goes Moon Void of Course briefly till 8:28 pm PDT when she enters Leo. The Eclipse must mean something, because everybody who's anybody is saying it does. New Moon is always a time of potential new beginnings, extra so for this one. If you are in the path, enjoy the visuals, but of course, do not look directly at the Sun, ever. Venus is exactly square Saturn, so a possibility of the "we need to talk" kind of talks. Along with the usual suspects the trine with Uranus points towards change we can handle, whether we believe in it or not. There may be a feeling of the "melancholy genius" in the air today, not full Marvin, but look for a new leaf today, or turning the page, or whatever metaphor works for you.

Today's Birthcard is the Seven of Clubs, a Saturn implementation of a Uranus core, with an Eight of Diamonds inside and a Jack of Spades outside. Bill Clinton, Ulysses Grant, John Tyler, Eugene McCarthy, Oscar Wilde, Whoopi Goldberg, Orville Wright, Igor Sikorsky, Keith O. Johnson, Alfred Kinsey, Louis Berlioz, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sam Walton, Samuel Morse, Fiorello La Guardia, Ernest Hemingway, Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), Robert Louis Stevenson, Ogden Nash, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Anne Bancroft, and Robin Williams all share this Birthcard.

Monday, July 20, 2009

July 20 2009

Moon at home in Cancer was square Juno overnight, and will eventually be conjunct Vesta, exact at 6:29 pm PDT. The Sun and Mercury are still near the south node, Mercury is sextile Mars, and Venus is square Saturn. If things feel a little unsettled, or if you feel unsettled about things being back and forth over something seemingly stuck, the best medicine and the hardest or trickiest to do, would be to relax till tomorrow when there will be a spectacular eclipse for New Moon. Animated map here. Even though you may not be in place to see it, you will likely feel it. A good question to ponder today would be, what is home, what is place, what am I connected to? If not right where you are, what kind of guest are you being?

The Birthcard today is the powerful Eight of Clubs, a Mars expression of a Neptune core, one of the three source cards that is the same inside as outside, WYSIWYG. Dwight Eisenhower, Larry Craig, Thomas Dolby, Priscilla Presley, Edmund Muskie, Carol Burnett, Edith Randall, Auguste Rodin, Edmund Hillary, Natalie Wood, Hank Paulson, Timothy Geithner, Austan Goolsbee, Simon Pierre Laplace, Eugène Delacroix, Lauren Bacall, Princess Grace, Roger Moore, John Audobon, Emily Dickenson, Bob Dylan, Gary Wright, Kris Kristofferson, Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, and rumor has it, Maxim Gorky are various incarnations expressing through this Birthcard.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

July 19 2009

Another night where dreams were a better place for the Archetypes to play out: Moon was square Saturn in the middle of the night. Hey there, lonely one. Moon finishes up in Gemini sweeping trine the Chiron/Jupiter/Neptune trio and square Uranus by 3:12 pm PDT when she goes Moon Void of Course till 8:51 pm PDT. Then she enters Cancer, and will be opposite Pluto exact at 10:58 pm PDT. These Moon "speedbump" sweeps prior to VOC may be on the way to familiar with the crescendo followed by limbo; this one has more of an edge towards change/innovation/surprise with paradoxically more harmonious ideals, dreams. A chill evening for a good Arthouse flick. There may be a vibe in the aethers of the tormented, sensualist Artist today. But, with a mini-grand trine of Mercury/Mars/Juno, it won't be all bad, could be quite expressive. This evening look deep within, with no stone left unturned; intense emotions may color one's perceptions with a possibility of turbulence over smooth sailing.

The Birthcard today is the 9 of Clubs, a Venus expression of a Saturn core with a Queen of Hearts inside and a 6 of Diamonds outside. 9Cs include William Howard Taft, Ken Wilber whether he likes it or not, Tony Robbins, George McGovern, Gloria Swanson, George Patton, Redd Foxx, Joan Collins, Vikki Carr, Albert King, Samuel Goldwyn, Zane Grey, Edward Murrow, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Lindz Lawlor, Valerie Innes, Mae West, Artie Shaw, Jonathan Winters, Jane Russell, Kirk Douglas, Kurt Vonnegut, Al Pacino, Quentin Tarantino, Guglielmo Marconi, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Jean-Paul Sartre.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

July 18 2009

Any irritated, annoyed, or emotionally charged dreams? Moon in Gemini was conjunct Mars in the middle of the night and will be conjunct Venus exact at 9:06 pm PDT. Sun and Mercury are near the south node adding to a possible vacillation or restlessness, which can be a motivation to accomplish things; especially as Uranus is trine the Sun and Juno is trine Mercury. Later in the day, good vibes, good feelings from Moon conjunct Venus as she has moved away from the irritating conjunct with Mars. A good evening for a first date, or just to hang out and socialize. Knowledge may be particularly illuminated today, good for channeling any of the aforementioned restlessness into ideas.

The Birthcard today is the 10 of Clubs, a Solar expression of a Mars core and some flexibility to experience a Venus or Mercury core with a Jack of Spades inside and a 4 of Spades outside. 10Cs include Franklin D. Roosevelt, Robert Frost, Phil Collins, Jack Abramoff, Paul Krugman, John Glenn, Linus Pauling, Steven Chu, Diego Rivera, Nelson Mandela, Dick Gregory, Ivan Pavlov, Leonard Nimoy, Flip Wilson, Eydie Gorme, Sammy Davis Jr. , Richard Dawkins, Red Skelton, Zero Mostel, Erica Jong, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Joseph Campbell, Shirley MacLaine, Dick Cheney as a representative of the dark side of the force, and rumor has it, Martin Luther.

Friday, July 17, 2009

July 17 2009

Moon finishes up in Taurus today, mixed mode "speedbump" sweep sextile the Sun, Square the Chiron/Jupiter/Neptune trio, and sextile Uranus from a bit before Noon till 1:48 pm PDT whne she goes Moon Void of Course till 7:41 pm PDT. Then, she enters Gemini trine/sextile the north/south node axis, and will be sextile mercury exact at 8:18 pm PDT and sextile Juno a bit after midnight. The Moon is midpointing two trines, making two mini-grand trines --- Sun/Uranus before and Mercury/Juno after the VOC, so lots of good vibes there; innovative, communicative. In the morning, there may be a kick, or edge to the thenes associated with the continuing Chiron/Jupiter/Neptune trio: grandiose idealism for the children or something like that. With a possibly sluggish afternoon and dinner, likely a bit of a creative vibe in the air, anti-authoritarian tricksters may be at play.

The Birthcard today is the Jack of Clubs, a Uranus expression of a Venus core, with a Jack of Diamonds inside and a 10 of Hearts outside. JCs include James Buchanan, William McKinley, Thomas Paine, Rahm Emanuel, Julia Child, Spiro Agnew, Walter Reed, Art Linkletter, Ralph Nader, John Steinbeck, Napoleon Bonaparte, Oprah, Susie Bright, Gloria Steinem, Eleanor Roosevelt, Max Planck, Rudolph Steiner, Sergei Prokofieff, Raymond Burr, Lou Gerhig, Howard Cosell, Jim Fixx, Phyllis Diller, Fats Waller, Guy Lombardo, Mel Torme, Aretha Franklin, Shirley Temple, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Paula Abdul, whether they know it or not.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

July 16 2009

Moon in Taurus heads to a loose grand trine with Saturn and Lilith Moon, trine Saturn exact at 11:04 pm PDT, nudging us to feel our place in the scheme of things, maybe a bit heavy at times. Offsetting that, Mercury is trine Uranus, inspiring us, nudging us to new ideas. Amidst a potential of a bit of emotional turmoil, the stage is set for intuitive knowledge and wisdom today. It is in giving that we often receive the most meaningful gifts.

The Birthcard today is the Queen of Clubs, a Mercury expression of a Mars core, with a 3 of Hearts inside and a 10 of Diamonds outside. QCs include Michael Bolton, Ira Gershwin, Andrew Mellon, Robert Novak, Nikolai Lenin, H. L. Mencken, Debra Gangale, Immanual Kant, Arthur Laffer, Jack Nicholson, Jesse Owens, Will Ferrell, Ginger Rogers, Dave Brubeck, James Stewart, Aaron Spelling, Cher, Nicolas Sarkozy, Charles Mingus, Jonhhy Cash, Jackie Gleason, Alan Alda, Paul McCartney, and rumor has it, Socrates.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July 15 2009 Moon Last Quarter

Moon finishes up in Aries this morning in mixed mode: square the Sun in the wee hours, square Mercury exact at 6:17 am PDT, then sweeping sextile the Chiron/Jupiter/Neptune trio ending at 8:08 am PDT when she goes Moon Void of Course till 3:30 pm PDT. Then, she enters Taurus and will be trine Pluto exact at 6:03 pm PDT. Not a good day for a Power Lunch (tm). Knowledge may take center stage today, possibility of irritation trying to express it this morning. Beware of frivolity, this evening superficialities will not do, as it is a good evening to explore deeper memes and meanings. When in doubt, innovate.

The Birthcard today is the King of Clubs, a double Uranus with a 2 of Spades inside and an 8 of Spades outside. KCs include Keith Olbermann, Martin Van Buren, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leon Trotsky, John Lennon, George Harrison, Marie Curie, Chaka Khan, John Muir, Erich Fromm, Pierre Simon Laplace, Hedy Lamarr, Ric Ocasek, Walt Disney, Barry Manilow, Arianna Huffington, Enrico Caruso, Alfred Hitchcock, Queen Elizabeth the Second, Gary Stadler, Igor Stravinsky, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jesse Ventura, General Custer, Billy Graham, James "J Bob Dobbs" Dobson, and rumor has it, Rembrandt.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

July 14 2009

Moon in Aries was sextile Venus and square Vesta in the wee hours, and coasts idly today, leaving the other heavenly bodies to do the talking. See links and prior posts about that, says the blogger idly. Self value may be at the forefront today, what am I worth or what I am worth may be in questions or assertions. Be aware that although culture implies and implores it, shiny things are not really of value in filling the empty voids that may lurk within.

The Birthcard today is the Ace of Diamonds, a Jupiter expression of a Neptune core, with a 2 of Diamonds inside and an Ace of Hearts outside. ADs include Marcel Marceau, George Soros, Angela Davis, Ray Conniff, Alice A. Bailey, Helena Blavatsky, Paul Hogan, Lionel Hampton, Cecil B. DeMille, Paul Newman, Arnold Palmer, Steve Jobs, John Phillip Sousa, William Shatner, Ingmar Bergman, Bertrand Russell, Eddie Rickenbacker, Karl Malden, Chevy Chase, Dennis Kucinich, Francisco Franco, Juan Peron, Gerald R. Ford, and rumor has it, Marcus Antonius.

Monday, July 13, 2009

July 13 2009

The one and only Moon starts off Void of Course this morning, and enters Aries at 7:40 am PDT, sextile/trine the north/south node axis. She was conjunct Uranus in the middle of the night; remember any surprising dreams? Moon will be sextile Mars exact at 9:47 am PDT, square Pluto exact at 10:29 am PDT and conjunct Juno exact at 11:43 am PDT. Mixed message: feeling at home, in place, with grounded go-juice while there is also a possibility of deadlock in partnership: wanting something from/with another that seems unresolvable and thwarted. Flattery may get you somewhere, but only so far, and only superficially. Look deeper, and wait for the transits to shift.

The Birthcard for today is the 2 of Diamonds, a Mars expression of a Saturn core with a 6 of Clubs inside and an Ace of Diamonds outside. 2Ds include Vandana Shiva, Corazon Aquino, Viktor Yushchenko, Jose Silva, Benjamin Disraeli, Anna Freud, Modest Mussorgsky, Rosie O'Donnell, Art Garfunkel, Harrison Ford, Peter Fonda, Jayne Mansfield, Mike Douglas, Dudley Moore, Taj Mahal, Johannes Gutenberg, Jean Fourier, Leo Tolstoy, Neils Bohr, Ole Evinrude, Trent Reznor, Andy Williams, and Howard Jones.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

July 12 2009

Moon in Pisces starts out a bit lonely and small in the total perspective vortex, then gives a harmonious nudge to sharp intellect today; opposite Saturn exact at 7:25 am PDT, trine Mercury exact at 9:35 am PDT, trine the Sun exact at 1:30 pm PDT and sextile Lilith Moon exact at 2:29 pm PDT. There may be some consternation associated with sharp intellect today, what to do with it; but once decisions are made, go for it.

The Birthcard today is the 3 of Diamonds, a Mercury expression of a Uranus core, with a 6 of Hearts inside and a Queen of Diamonds outside. 3Ds include George Washington, Herbert Hoover, John Belushi, Sid Caeser, Milton Berle, Peter Sellers, Carl Reiner, Henry Fonda, Cheryl Ladd, Neil Diamond, Liberace, Andrew Wyeth, Oral (!) Roberts, Christine McVie, Bill Cosby, Drew Barrymore, Olney Richmond, Henry Thoreau, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Richard Simmons, Buckminster Fuller, George Westinghouse, Randolph Hearst, Walter Cronkite, Thor Heyerdahl, Paul Watson, Edward Kennedy, Fred Rogers, Rick Moranis, Pierce Brosnan, and rumor has it, King Richard and Julius Caesar.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

July 11 2009

On the first anniversary of Peak Oil Day, Moon in Pisces is having a good day today, square Venus exact at 10:44 am PDT and trine Vesta exact at 3:57 pm PDT. Mercury and Sun are sextile Saturn, giving a good footing, the proverbial grounding for ideas and tasks. Mars is still sextile Uranus and square the Chiron/Jupiter/Neptune trio, providing impetus for innovative ideals. Juno is still square Pluto, adding a push for depth and meaning, whether you are ready or not, in relations. There may be bit of the "practical Mystic" in the air today, beauty and utility, a good day to put it in low gear and go for it, albeit slowly and deliberately.

The Birthcard today is the 4 of Diamonds, a Neptune expression of a Venus core, with a 5 of Spades inside and a 5 of Hearts outside. 4D incarnations include Antonio Villaraigosa, John Hancock, Chester Arthur, John Quincy Adams, Jake Steinfeld, David Geffen, Pierre Currie, Nikita Khrushchev, Connie Stevens, Richard Tarnas, Ornette Coleman, J. P. Morgan Jr. , Vincenzo Bellini, Brian Eno, Woody Allen, Charles Bronson, John Wanamaker, Ursula Andress, Sybil Leek, William Butler Yeats, James Clerk Maxwell, and rumor has it, Avogadro.

Friday, July 10, 2009

July 10 2009

The one and only Moon in Aquarius sweeps conjunct the infamous Chiron/Jupiter/Neptune trio today a bit after noon PDT, then finishes up square Mars exact at 7:17 pm PDT when she briefly goes Moon Void of Course till 8:44 pm PDT at which time she enters Pisces, her home away from home. Later on, Moon will be sextile Pluto exact at 11:47 pm PDT. A bit "changey" today, with various possible responses to that: uncertainty about, acceptance of, curiosity regarding. You alone can put your feet on the ground. Remember your childhood, dream of better ways to do things. In the evening: annoyance, then a hiccup, then deeper curiosity likely.

The Birthcard today is the 5 of Diamonds, a Saturn implementation of a Neptune core, with a 9 of Diamonds inside and a 3 of Clubs outside. 5D incarnations include Neil Bush, GHW Bush, Joseph Kennedy, Sam Cooke, Pancho Villa, John Calvin, Wilbur Wright, James Polk, Warren Harding, Grover Cleveland, Rutherford B. Hayes, Andy Warhol, Charlton Heston, Nikola Tesla, Bobby Darin, Daniel Boone, Patty Hearst, Ivana Trump, Buster Keaton, Charles Chaplin, Burt Lancaster, Peter Graves, Dusty Springfield, Sidney Poitier, Dustin Hoffman, David Brinkley, Edgar Cayce, Henry Mancini, Herbie Mann, Marie Antoinette, and rumor has it, Saint Francis of Assisi.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

July 9 2009

Moon is taking a breather in Aquarius today inconjunct Mercury earlier in the day, and inconjunct Sun and Saturn later in the day. The slower moving transits are, of course still there. Sun is sextile Saturn, Mars is sextile Uranus and square the Chiron/Neptune/Jupiter trio, Juno and Venus are sextile each other and the north/south node axis. Ever had a time when things just were not quite....something....neither this nor that, hard to pin down? May be a bit of that today, hopefully not much. Still on the theme of values, there is an experience of walking the fine line between responsibility/boredom and breaking out, rebelling just for the sake of rebelling, to discover there is more to it than just being the rebel without a cause. This is a good day to constructively channel any sense of restlessness.

The Birthcard today is the 6 of Diamonds, a Jupiter expression of a Mercury core, with a 9 of Clubs inside and a 3 of Spades outside. 6Ds include Geena Davis, Paul Allen, Christian Dior, Richard Strauss, Carrie Prejean, Seal, Arthur Koestler, Emma Watson, Gore Vidal, Rudolf Nureyev, Nat King Cole, Bob Newhart, Mata Hari, Stevie Wonder, Jeanette Rankin, Tom Hanks, Thomas Wolfe, Raquel Welch, Freddie Mercury, and rumor has it Copernicus.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

July 8 2009

Moon starts off the day Void of Course, then enters Aquarius at 8:03 am PDT conjunct the north node, a good way to get going after a slow start. One may want to linger a bit longer under the sheets. The residual flavor from the middle of the night might be one of motivated changes, but with some degree of harmony. Moon will be sextile Juno exact at 10:28 am PDT and trine Venus exact at 4:06 pm PDT. So far as the Moon is concerned, a quite nice day with love, connections, beauty, and warm fuzzies for all. The theme of value or values may show up today, it is a good time to make choices. Choose love first, shiny things are not an alternative for the real thing.

The Birthcard of the day is the 7 of Diamonds, a double Venus with a "veiled" double Saturn inside and outside. 7D incarnations include George Carlin, John D. Rockefeller, Yogi Berra, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Matt Dillon, Yoko Ono, Mohandas Gandhi, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Charles Schwab, Federico Fellini, Graucho Marx, Megan Fox, Pat Nixon, Lucille Ball, Farley Mowat, Henny Youngman, Jerry Lewis, Julie Christie, Paul Begala, Judy Garland, F. Lee Bailey, James Madison, Rex Reed, George Burns, and Rumor has it, Paganini.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

July 7 2009 Full Moon

Full Moon in Capricorn is trine Saturn exact at 5:46 am PDT and conjunct Lilith Moon exact at 12:51 pm PDT today. Along with the usual cast of characters (see prior posts) there may be a bit of the "total perspective vortex" experience in the air today. We may wonder about and/or question our place in the scheme of things. We may also attempt to power our way past any not so fun feelings associated with that, to find ultimately that retail therapy is still an experiecne devoid of value. We may more likely find ourselves in the context of human connection to and with life.

The Birthcard today is the 8 of Diamonds, a crown card with a Jupiter core, with a Queen of Spades inside and a 7 of Clubs outside. 8Ds include Salvador Dali, Jimmy Carter, Neil Armstrong, Marc Chagall, Vladimir Horowitz, Paris Hilton, Arne Lein, Edgar Allan Poe, Dolly Parton, Fabio Lanzoni, Al Green, Sly Stone, Julie Andrews, Ringo Starr, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Heinlein, James Brown, Gustav Mahler, Cole Porter, Walter Matthau, Martha Quinn, Jim Jeffords, and Andrew Jackson, and rumor has it Peter the Great.

Monday, July 6, 2009

July 6 2009

Moon in Capricorn starts the day opposite Mercury exact at 6:35 am PDT, and opposite Vesta exact at 10:03 am PDT, then off to an Eclipse Full Moon in the middle of the night, or early next morning depending on one's time zone. A pdf map is here. There may be a vibe in the air along the axis of greed/generosity; possible issues of feelings and intellect at odds, particularly over/at home. There may be some kick, restlessness, or motivation to action about home/family/childhood stuff, as Venus has pulled away from the conjunct with Mars of last Month, and Mars is still square the Chiron/Neptune/Jupiter trio. Again, the Month of July may be a time (for better or worse) of deconstructing, uncovering depth in relationships or partnerships as Juno will be square Pluto. See prior posts.

Remember, don't believe everything you read including this. What works for you, what has value? What is value to you?

The Birthcard today is the 9 of Diamonds, a Uranus implementation of a Mars core, with a Queen of Diamonds inside and a 5 of Diamonds outside. 9Ds include Barack Obama, Albert Einstein, John Paul Jones, Merv Griffin, Nancy Davis Reagan, Fred Astaire, Ray Dolby, Cleveland Amory, Tom Clancy, Janet Leigh, Frank Lloyd Wright, Cary Grant, Oliver Hardy, Muhammad Ali, Sylvester Stallone, Dubya, Francis Crick, and both Bono and Sonny Bono.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

July 5 2009

Moon finishes up in Sagittarius square Uranus and sweeping sextile the Chiron/Neptune/Jupiter trio, going Moon Void of Course from 12:17 pm PDT till 7:07 pm PDT. Then she enters Capricorn square Juno and will be conjunct Pluto exact at 10:28 pm PDT. Possibility of surprises in the morning, but not without support to endure them, or better yet, encourage a positive direction in response to them. Afternoon is chill time with Moon VOC. Evening sees likelihood of deep self-reflective emotions, "we need to talk" episodes in relations. There may be a vibe of "lucky" in the air, but not without emotional challenges; be aware that the flip side of fortune is greed/gluttony. Sun is sextile Saturn for the next few days, good for keeping one's feet on the ground. Juno has pulled away from conjunct Uranus and is now square Pluto; will be in the orb for the next month or so. Relations may be deep and intense, with challenges to explore, deconstruct, grow. A shift from last month's Venus/Mars conjunct, really a good thing, deepening the connections.

The Birthcard of today is the 10 of Diamonds, a double Jupiter, with a Queen of Clubs inside and a Queen of Spades outside. P. T. Barnum, Martha Stewart, Gloria Estefan, Phil McGraw, Zooey Deschanel, Andy Kaufman, Jessica Tandy, Paul Gaugin, Tony Bennett, Candice Bergen, Tom Jones, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Percival Lowell, Douglas Hofstadter, and Sammy Kaye are all examples of the 10 of Diamonds incarnate.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

July 4 2009

Moon in Sagittarius will be square Saturn exact at 4:43 pm PDT, meaning there is a possibility of crying over spilled beer at the BBQ today, with Mercury opposite Pluto adding inner fireworks to the mix. May be a bit of a day of paradoxii; somewhat melancholy, self reflective tugs from within, and playful, nudges towards fun in an outgoing kind of way. One can do both, just not exactly at the same time. Usually best to do the catharsis first, then play when feeling lighter.

The Birthcard of the day is the Jack of Diamonds, a Uranus implementation of a Neptune core, with a 3 of Spades inside and a Jack of Clubs outside. Rube Goldberg, Mojo Nixon, Samuel Hahnemann, Ann Landers, Abigail Van Buren, Kirk Kerkorian, Edmund Wilson, Jack Kerouac, Ethel Merman, Liza Minnelli, Omar Sharif, Harry Truman, Don Rickles, Aram Khachaturian, Keith Jarrett, Max Von Sydow, Joseph Pulitzer, Louis Armstrong, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter O'Toole, Pushkin, and Krishnamurti share this Birthcard.

Friday, July 3, 2009

July 3 2009

Moon starts off Void of Course, then enters Sagittarius trine Juno at 7:11 am PDT, and is sextile/trine the north/south node axis for the first part of the day. Mercury is moving into the orb of opposite Pluto, and will be for the next part of a week; as good a time as any to uncover "stuff" lurking in the subconscious, but do be aware of hidden persuasions, just say no to anything that calls you. As Juno pulls away from conjunct Uranus, she is sextile/trine the north/south node axis for the next month or so. With a little preening, any ruffled feathers in the relational realm have a chance to settle down. All other things equal, which they rarely are, there may be a bit of emotional turmoil in the aethers today, the kind that retail therapy really does not address. Values beyond material are of importance, and there may be a challenge to understand that emotioal security is not provided by shiny things, even if it is fun trying.

The Birthcard today is the Queen of Diamonds, a Saturn implementation of a Mercury core, with a 3 of Diamonds inside and a 9 of Diamonds outside. Captain Beefheart, Gene Krupa, Kim Novak, W. C. Fields, Dave Barry, Lloyd Bridges, Hugh Hefner, Jerry Zucker, Paul Anka, Aristotle Onassis, Eva Peron, Martin Luther King, Igor Stravinsky share this Birthcard, along with Adam Smith, Edward Teller, Antonin Scalia, Tom Cruise, and Rupert Murdoch.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

July 2 2009

Moon in Scorpio makes a mini grand trine in the morning, then goes for a T-square and trine in the evening. Moon is sextile Saturn exact at 5:12 am PDT, sextile Lilith Moon exact at 11:37 am PDT; then throught the evening and into the wee hours of the next morning opposite Mars, sweeping square the Chiron/Neptune/Jupiter trion, trine Uranus, opposite Venus, and trine Juno. Likely a morning of what's it all about, and what is my place in the scheme of things if one is inclined to such ponderings, otherwise just a mellow morning. Later in the day the whole mish-mash of themes (see prior posts) boy/girl (and permutations), family, idealism, changes, childhood, dreams, altruism, innovation; and articulation of all of the above is/are likely to be lit up. Values, material and spiritual may demand attention; love is not the question, it is the answer in case we momentarily forget.

The Birthcard today is the King of Diamonds, a Mars expression of a Venus core with a 3 of Clubs inside and a 7 of Spades outside. KDs include Charles Darwin, Albert Schweitzer, Faye Dunaway, Rudolph Valentino, Sharon Stone, Abraham Lincoln, Orson Welles, Christina Ricci, Franz Kafka, Ray Manzarek, Seymour Hersh, Harriet Tubman, and Vicente Fox.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July 1 2009

Moon in Scorpio was sextile Pluto midnight or so last night, how were your dreams? Moon will be trine Vesta exact at 7:01 am PDT and trine Sun exact at 4:48 pm PDT. Might be a harmonious time except that as Vennus is slowly separating from Mars, they are both in the orb of square the long lasting Chiron/Neptune/Jupiter trio. Likely to be "old stuff", emotions that are clearly felt, but not clearly understood at first, nor the origins of such understood at first. Not just boy/girl stuff (and permutations) but relational, as we learn through mirroring, we also are wounded through broken attachments. This is a good time to explore, as Mercury is trine the same trio easing articulation and communication; yet with Mercury also square the Uranus/Juno pair there is some "kick" or juice to move and explore. Uranus joins Jupiter, Neptune, Chiron, and Pluto in going retrograde from our perspective. A change of the change may be more of the same: change.

The Birthcard today is the Ace of Spades, the Card of the Magi, a Mercury expression of a Neptune core, with a 7 of Hearts inside and 2 of Clubs outside. Stan Grof, Dan Aykroyd, Karl Marx, Eva Gabor, Sydney Pollack, Bobby Fischer, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Burt Reynolds, Chuck Barris, Søren Aabye Kierkegaard, Ravi Shankar, Yuri Gagarin, Ho Chi Minh, David Brower, Allen Ginsburg, Lloyd Bentsen, Princess Diana, Gottfried Leibnitz, Daniel Ellsberg, Thomas Edison, and Jennifer Aniston are a cast of characters who share this Birthcard, and at least one of them knows it.